No. 12 Cal Blanks San Diego State, 2-0
Sept. 16, 2007
SAN DIEGO - Freshman forward Alex Morgan scored the game-winning goal as No. 12 California blanked San Diego State, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at the San Diego Sports Desk. The Golden Bears improved to 5-1 with their fifth shutout of the season, while the Aztecs dropped to 2-2-2.
'I was proud of the team the way they bounced after losing a game on Friday that they didn't expect to lose,' said Cal head coach Neil McGuire. 'The first half we didn't move the ball well, and in the second half, we created more width, which allowed us more opportunities to score.'
Morgan netted the first goal of the game and of her Cal career in the 53rd minute off of a pass from freshman defender/forward McKenna-Louise McKetty. Morgan and McKetty both earned their first collegiate starts today.
'A number of players played a lot of minutes on Friday,' said McGuire. 'We wanted fresh players out there. When you have a deep team like we do, many players are capable of starting.'
Senior midfielder Caroline Lea posted her second goal of the season to extend Cal's margin to 2-0 in the 87th minute. Senior midfielder Caitlin Hannegan took a free kick just outside the 18-yard box, and Lea connected for the insurance goal.
Cal outshot San Diego State, 14-3, including 12-0 in shots on goal. The Bears also held an 11-0 edge in corner kicks. Freshman Jorden Kussmann logged her second start for Cal in goal and didn't need to record any saves to earn her first career shutout. Aztecs' goalkeeper Aubree Southwick secured nine saves.
Cal continues a six-game road swing Friday, Sept. 21, at Missouri at 7 p.m. CT (5 p.m. PT).
Cal Women's Soccer Result 1 2 F#12 California 0 2 2San Diego State 0 0 0
Shots: Cal 14 (Stephanie Wieger 3), SDSU 3 (3 different players with 1).Shots on Goal: Cal 12 (Stephanie Wieger 3), SDSU 0.Saves: Cal 0 (Jorden Kussmann 0), SDSU 10 (Aubree Southwick 9, Team 1).CK: Cal 11, SDSU 0.Fouls: Cal 13, SDSU 16.Offsides: Cal 0, SDSU 0.Yellow Cards: Cal (Torrey Delaplane 83:06), (Nkechi Kanu 86:34), SDSU (Millie Allen 59:04).Red Cards: None.Records: Cal 5-1, SDSU 2-2-2.Attendance: 295.